Ehsan Samei

Ehsan Samei

Professor of Radiology

Professor in the Department of Physics (Secondary)

Member of the Duke Cancer Institute

Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Secondary)

Office Location: 
2424 Erwin Road, Suite 302, Ravin Advanced Imaging Labs, Durham, NC 27705
Front Office Address: 
DUMC Box 2731, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: 
(919) 684-7852

Overview

Dr. Ehsan Samei, PhD, DABR, FAAPM, FSPIE, FAIMBE is a Persian-American medical physicist. He is a tenured Professor of Radiology, Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Physics, and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University. He serves as the Director of the Duke Medical Physics Graduate Program and the Director of the Clinical Imaging Physics Group. He is certified by the American Board of Radiology, and is a Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), the International Society of Optics and Phtonics (SPIE), and the American Institute of Biomedical Engineering. He is a Councilor of the National Council of Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP), and a Distinguished Investigator of the Academy of Radiology Research. He was the founder or co-founder of the Duke Medical Physics Program, the Duke Imaging Physics Residency Program, the Duke Clinical Imaging Physics Group, and the Society of Directors of Academic Medical Physics Programs (SDAMPP). He has held senior leadership positions in the AAPM, SPIE, SDAMPP, and RSNA. 

Dr. Samei’s interests and expertise include x-ray imaging, theoretical imaging models, simulation methods, and experimental techniques in medical image formation, analysis, assessment, and perception.  His current research includes methods to develop image quality and dose metrics that are clinically relevant and that can be used to design and utilize advanced imaging techniques towards optimum interpretive and quantitative performance. He further has an active interest in bridging the gap between scientific scholarship and clinical practice, in the meaningful realization of translational research, and in clinical processes that are informed by scientific evidence. Those include advanced imaging performance characterization, procedural optimization, and radiomics in retrospective clinical dose and quality analytics. He has mentored over 100 trainees (graduate and postgraduate). He has over 900 scientific publications including over 240 referred journal articles. He has been the recipient of 34 grants as Principle Investigator reflecting $13M of extramural funding.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 1997

  • M.E., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 1995

Kiarashi, Nooshin, et al. “Impact of breast structure on lesion detection in breast tomosynthesis, a simulation study.J Med Imaging (Bellingham), vol. 3, no. 3, July 2016, p. 035504. Pubmed, doi:10.1117/1.JMI.3.3.035504. Full Text

Solomon, Justin, and Ehsan Samei. “Correlation between human detection accuracy and observer model-based image quality metrics in computed tomography.J Med Imaging (Bellingham), vol. 3, no. 3, July 2016, p. 035506. Pubmed, doi:10.1117/1.JMI.3.3.035506. Full Text

Samei, E. “TU-D-207A-02: Quantitative Assessment of CT Systems with Iterative Image Reconstruction Algorithms.Med Phys, vol. 43, no. 6, June 2016, pp. 3747–48. Pubmed, doi:10.1118/1.4957495. Full Text

Richards, T., et al. “TU-FG-209-06: Quantitative Evaluation of the Temporal Performance of Clinical Fluoroscopic Imaging Systems: The Temporal Modulation Transfer Function (TMTF).Med Phys, vol. 43, no. 6, June 2016, pp. 3761–62. Pubmed, doi:10.1118/1.4957576. Full Text

Mann, S., et al. “TU-H-206-01: An Automated Approach for Identifying Geometric Distortions in Gamma Cameras.Med Phys, vol. 43, no. 6, June 2016, pp. 3773–74. Pubmed, doi:10.1118/1.4957646. Full Text

Samei, E. “WE-B-BRC-03: Risk in the Context of Medical Imaging.Med Phys, vol. 43, no. 6, June 2016, p. 3807. Pubmed, doi:10.1118/1.4957800. Full Text

Abadi, E., et al. “TH-AB-207A-01: Contrast-Enhanced CT: Correlation of Radiation Dose and Biological Effect.Med Phys, vol. 43, no. 6, June 2016, p. 3859. Pubmed, doi:10.1118/1.4958077. Full Text

Marin, Daniele, et al. “Effect of a Noise-Optimized Second-Generation Monoenergetic Algorithm on Image Noise and Conspicuity of Hypervascular Liver Tumors: An In Vitro and In Vivo Study.Ajr Am J Roentgenol, vol. 206, no. 6, June 2016, pp. 1222–32. Pubmed, doi:10.2214/AJR.15.15512. Full Text

Solomon, J., et al. “SU-G-206-13: Validating Dose Split: A Method to Image the Same Patient at Multiple Doses with a Single CT Acquisition.Med Phys, vol. 43, no. 6, June 2016, p. 3642. Pubmed, doi:10.1118/1.4956954. Full Text

Wilson, J. M., and E. Samei. “SU-F-R-11: Designing Quality and Safety Informatics Through Implementation of a CT Radiation Dose Monitoring Program.Med Phys, vol. 43, no. 6, June 2016, p. 3375. Pubmed, doi:10.1118/1.4955783. Full Text

Pages

Fu, W., et al. “Estimation of breast dose saving potential using a breast positioning technique for organ-based tube current modulated CT.” Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging  Proceedings of Spie, vol. 9783, 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.2217239. Full Text

Sahbaee, P., et al. “Development of a Hausdorff distance based 3D quantification technique to evaluate the CT imaging system impact on depiction of lesion morphology.” Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging  Proceedings of Spie, vol. 9783, 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.2216503. Full Text

Robins, M., et al. “Development and comparison of projection and image space 3D nodule insertion techniques.” Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging  Proceedings of Spie, vol. 9783, 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.2216930. Full Text

Becchetti, M. F., et al. “Synthesized interstitial lung texture for use in anthropomorphic computational phantoms.” Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging  Proceedings of Spie, vol. 9783, 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.2217135. Full Text

Solomon, J., et al. “Design, fabrication, and implementation of voxel-based 3D printed textured phantoms for task-based image quality assessment in CT.” Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging  Proceedings of Spie, vol. 9783, 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.2217463. Full Text

Sikaria, D., et al. “Second generation anthropomorphic physical phantom for mammography and DBT: Incorporating voxelized 3D printing and inkjet printing of iodinated lesion inserts.” Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging  Proceedings of Spie, vol. 9783, 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.2217667. Full Text

Lakshmanan, M. N., et al. “Coded aperture coherent scatter imaging for breast cancer detection: A Monte Carlo evaluation.” Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging  Proceedings of Spie, vol. 9783, 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.2216482. Full Text

Ikejimba, L., et al. “Comparison of model and human observer performance in FFDM, DBT, and synthetic mammography.” Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging  Proceedings of Spie, vol. 9783, 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.2216858. Full Text

Sahbaee, P., et al. “A technique for multi-dimensional optimization of radiation dose, contrast dose, and image quality in CT imaging.” Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging  Proceedings of Spie, vol. 9783, 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.2216516. Full Text

Fu, W., et al. “Organ dose conversion coefficients for tube current modulated CT protocols for an adult population.” Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging  Proceedings of Spie, vol. 9783, 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.2217271. Full Text

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